New Releases

New Releases consists of the latest acquisitions to the VDB collections, be they contemporary works by artists, titles that are newly-preserved or edited that are now being made available to audiences, or recently released DVD Box Sets or compilations.
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Hurricane Katrina and the ensuing aftermath destroyed Noel's community and home. He is rebuilding, and as he rebuilds, he evokes the past through the enlistment of his personal archives. His memories are complicated by the tragic events that...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: african-american, animation

Sister City, Dani Leventhal
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Sister City channels moments of paradoxical experience—of being a superhero or being for sale—into reverberant conduits, articulating a nature divided by panes of glass or suspended in watery solitudes. Each shift begets a kind of origin...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: nature, sexuality, visual art

automatism and (-)(+) feedback
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automatism and (-)(+) feedback is a 3:29-minute video made from shot footage of a 10-year old child playing Zombie Smash on a handheld device.  The video footage and sound have been repeatedly rescanned and resampled using...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: image processing, video games, youth/childhood

Psykho III The Musical
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Psykho III The Musical is an intriguing play on the tension between “authentic” and “pop” camp. This celebration of artifice was originally conceived by Mark Oates as a stage musical parody following the release of Psycho II in...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: camp, hollywood, humor, lgbt, music video, psychoanalysis

2013 | 1:06:50
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A man returns, after fifty years, to Chinatown to care for his dying mother. He is a librarian, a re-cataloguer, a gay man, a watcher, an impersonator. He passes his time collecting images that he puts before us – his witnesses and...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: city, death and dying, documentary, lgbt, literature, memory, time

Encounters with Your Inner Trotsky Child
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Another chapter in the parallel-leftist-universe of Jim Finn, this video appears to be part of a communist self-help videotape series made in the early 1990's. The series author, Lois Severin, was responding to the move from mass sociopolitical...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: marxism, pastiche, politics

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Moving Stories strings together scenes of passenger aircraft in flight.  In this short study of the dramatic and narrative power of image and sound, Provost manipulates cinema language and reaches, though minimal means, a strong,...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: expedition/travel, found footage, love

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In 2012, eteam visits Mars and Moon Townships in Pennsylvania. Using a documentary approach, they position themselves as cultural anthropologists who view the towns as if they were simulated environments on Earth, training grounds for eventual...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: expedition/travel, landscape

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2010 | 27:00
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Nurit Sharett visited the city of Hebron over the course of a year, teaching video art to a group of young Palestinian women. Over time the artist established firm relationships with three of her students and their families. The video documents...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: documentary, jewish, middle east, poetry, politics